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7 January 07, 13:43
I am runing -
mircosft xp with media centre
hp amd 64 x2 turion
256 nivida 7200
120 gig hard drive
norton firewall and virus
and on 1meg bt broad band with router 205,
i can run gtr2 in sigle player full spec no probs, but when join mulitiplayer and a gme, i see no cars on track and they cant see me and i lose connection after a couple mins,
any idea what it is?
i have norton allown game just really weird
i play bf2 and coh heros fine
help msg direct or rply
7 January 07, 13:46
Hi, I had a similar problem.
I solved it by turning off my router's firewall when I want to play online.
First, try disabled norton firewall as that may well be the problem. If you still get disconnected, try turning off you router's firewall.
Hope this helps.
7 January 07, 13:54
how do it turn off router firewall?
tried turnin off norton no luck lol
7 January 07, 14:37
Take a look in your router's manual. It should at least explain how to get onto the router's settings screen.
7 January 07, 17:24
lol cant find manual no luck with bt either
8 January 07, 04:51
First find out how to disable real time protection of Norton's Anti Virus, second exit Norton's firewall, third find out how to forward your ports for your router at portforward.com
Follow tutorial on how to forward ports for your router for GTR 1, the ports are the same.
If this doesn't work then check your system for background processes (example:iTunes, some software used with XP Media Center, also make sure you have no scheduled recordings going on at that time for Media Center itself), also check for spyware or other malware.
8 January 07, 07:05
Turn off Nortons through Task Manager. Any 3rd party firewalls will usually cause probs with online gaming. Also anti-virus programs doing virus database updates while you're gaming online will cause problems (mostly lag).
You should be able to access the router through your internet browser. Do an IPCONFIG /ALL in command prompt, the router address is the default gateway address. Enter the router address into the URL bar in your browser, and you should be able to access the settings, atleast that's how I access my Billion router settings.
9 January 07, 20:02
AHHHH bt such idiots try get my ip defualt addreses and there idiots dont know wat they talkin about any 1 more ideas?
10 January 07, 18:08
ok ppl gone to port forward got my static ip address but when enter it ports on router dosent allow me says error unspecideief desantion hmmm
10 January 07, 18:29
one word, NORTON!!!
If anything, this is most likely your problem. Having this running take's up huge ammount's of CPU resources, especially whilst trying to fire a game up such as GTR2.... GTR2 online can be quite glitchy due to poor/unstable server's and running Norton just add's fuel to the fire so to speak... If you want a good antivirus program i suggest trying Avast, it's nowhere near as hungry as Norton in term's of CPU resources... i personally wouldn't use Norton if you payed me :D :D ;)
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